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Are chemists more liekey to get cancer?

Are chemists more liekey to get cancer?

Not necessarily: It depends on the chemical and extent of exposure to the chemical. Sodium chloride is a chemical but working with it does not increase risk of cancer. Exposure to benzene is associated with leukemias. Arsenic exposure increases skin cancer, others are: radon, polycyclic hydrocarbons, cadmium - lung cancer, aniline dyes - bladder cancer, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Could i get cancer from diet mountin dew?

Could i get cancer from diet mountin dew?

Don't think so: ...But speaking as someone hooked on diet sodas, try to get into drinking more water instead. ...Read more

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Could someone get cancer from diet mountin dew?

Could someone get cancer from diet mountin dew?

Doubtful: However, sodas should be consumed in moderation and consider drinking something healthier instead with less caffeine. Try water. ...Read more

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Im scared that I have cancer. Should i get tested?

Im scared that I have cancer. Should i get tested?

Depends: It is not possible to test randomly for any and all types of cancer. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, it is certainly worth seeing a doctor. For example a mass or lump, unexplained weight loss can be symptoms of cancer. At a young age like 30, many cancers are unusual, although some can occur in young people. ...Read more

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What are the different types of ways to get cancer?

What are the different types of ways to get cancer?

Many known causes an: Cancer can be caused by many known and some unknown causes. The known causes are smoking or tobacco chewing. Alcohol is also a cancer causing agent especailly when combined with smoking. There are some virus infections like hepatiits-b and c can cause liver cancer, . Cervix cancer is caused by hpv. Hiv infection besides causing aids can cause many other cancers. ...Read more

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Could children get pancreas cancer?

Could children get pancreas cancer?

Not Likely: This is not a likely scenario. Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare, .45 incidence in a million! In 20 years of caring for children including a residency in a top Pediatric Children's Hospital Cancer Center, I have never seen it. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/HealthProfessional/page4#_62_toc ...Read more

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Can people get cancer from hickies?

Can people get cancer from hickies?

No: Life's too difficult as is, and loving is too much fun, to listen to people making up scare stories like this. If it doesn't mutate genes (and a hickie won't do that), and it doesn't cause severe long-term turnover of cells (ditto), it won't cause cancer. Anything in ridiculous doses can increase cancer risk (there's junk work on lab rats that capitalizes on this). Love reasonably & be happy. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer from a hemoroid?

No but...: Hemerrhoids are swollen veins. They could be external or internal. They may be caused from straining and constipation. Symptoms include bright red blood per rectum and/or pain on bowel movements. Hemerrhoids do not lead to cancer. However, new onset rectal bleeding/constipation can also be associated with rectal cancer. If you have these symptoms, please discuss colon cancer screening with an md. ...Read more

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Why do some people get liver cancers?

Why do some people get liver cancers?

Several risk factors: There are several risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. By far, the most common causes are chronic infection with either hepatitis b or c. Alcoholic cirrhosis is another leading cause. Other less common risk factors include advanced age, diabetes, and certain liver disorders. ...Read more

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